Kawecki’s Commitment Bumps OSU’s Class to 20th Nationally

A Saturday commitment has moved the Cowboys’ 2022 class back into the nation’s Top 20.

Austin Kawecki committed to Oklahoma State, moving Mike Gundy’s 2022 class from 23rd to 20th nationally. That makes it the fourth-best class in the Big 12, trailing Oklahoma (sixth nationally), Texas (10th) and Baylor (15th). This is all per 247Sports Composite system.

Rank School Points
1 Ohio State 263.03
2 Notre Dame 231.5
3 LSU 220.16
4 Georgia 219.6
5 Penn State 195.25
6 Oklahoma 192.28
7 Rutgers 191.71
8 Floirda State 186.77
9 Texas A&M 185.7
10 Texas 185.24
11 Boston College 182.73
12 USC 179.66
13 Michigan 179.44
14 Alabama 177.11
15 Baylor 173.65
16 Mississippi State 170.13
17 Kentucky 164.14
18 Floirda 161.16
19 Minnesota 160.11
20 Oklahoma State 159.9

There are obviously some changes that will happen to that list. Alabama will likely start its ascent soon. Clemson is sitting at No. 27 with only seven commitments. The Tigers will almost assuredly gobble up a classful of blue-chip prospects between now and signing day, as well.

But with all things considered, this is an excellent spot for OSU to linger in. The Cowboys’ 2021 class ranked 30th nationally, and their 2020 class finished 40th.

Big 12 Outlook

The Top 4 of the Big 12 has opened up a healthy lead on the rest of the conference.

Fourth-place Oklahoma State is about 41 points ahead of fifth-place West Virginia. Meanwhile, TCU and Kansas have only three commits apiece.

Rank School No. of Commits Points
1 Oklahoma 9 192.28
2 Texas 11 185.24
3 Baylor 14 173.65
4 Oklahoma State 11 159.9
5 West Virginia 8 118.76
6 Iowa State 8 98.71
7 Kansas State 6 78.73
8 Texas Tech 4 56.63
9 TCU 3 47.24
10 Kansas 3 39.18

A more comprehensive way to look at the conference recruiting standings, though, is probably the player average. It makes rankings less about quantity and more about quality.

Rank School No. of Commits Per Player Average
1 Oklahoma 9 93.83
2 Texas 11 90.96
3 Oklahoma State 11 87.4
4 West Virginia 8 86.27
5 Baylor 15 85.92
6 TCU 3 85.88
7 Iowa State 8 85.14
8 Texas Tech 4 84.44
9 Kansas State 6 83.81
10 Kansas 3 83.19

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